According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time since September 2001 was at 5.8 percent. The jobless rate for all veterans was at 4.6 percent. In 2015, there were 21.2 million men and women veterans. That 4.6 percent of jobless veterans equates to about 975,200 people. 
This month recognizes Veterans Day on November 11. Having been a leader in the asphalt paving industry for more than 70 years, Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR) has always been a supporter of hiring veterans and currently employees about a dozen of them.
Veterans are very strong workers and make great leaders in the workforce. They come experienced in teamwork, have a strong sense of duty, and are disciplined and self-confident. They possess an extremely strong sense of work ethic and tend to show and preach that to other employees as well.
Veterans are also very adaptable, great problem-solvers and are capable of following rules and schedules. In the asphalt paving industry, safety rules and schedules are a huge part of our daily jobs and overall success. Whether the job at hand entails asphalt paving, asphalt patching, asphalt repair or maintenance, safety and time management are constantly monitored and enforced.
Bituminous Roadways is a seasonal, commercial asphalt paving company. Our vision is to provide superior pavement solutions at the best value to the customer. Our goal is to be the best at what we do through the efforts of a skilled workforce using the latest equipment, technology, and materials. We aim to provide a safe, accident-free work environment.
Our main season runs from April through the end of November. The majority of our hiring is done at the beginning of each season. BR is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer who applies these principles to our everyday business and planning. We welcome and encourage any and all veterans to apply. Please be sure to check out our website for more information on our company, awards, testimonials, employment opportunities and more.
From all of us here at Bituminous Roadways, we would like to thank those of you who have and are currently serving in order to protect our freedom and allow us to live a better life. To the men and women who serve as well as their supporting families at home, you are all held in our highest regard and we truly appreciate all that you do and have done.
 Unemployment statistics from Bureau of Labor Statistics news release from Tuesday, March 22, 2016.